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Gartness Road, Drymen

A planning application for a major residential development on land north of Gartness Road in Drymen, was registered as valid on 14th May 2018.

The applicant has subsequently submitted revised plans.

What’s included in the revised Planning Application

The revised application includes:

  • A reduction in the number of houses proposed from 101 to 95 but retaining the mix of housing types and sizes and including 48 affordable houses (social rented housing and discounted accommodation for sale);
  • Further justification for the numbers of houses proposed and the phasing of the development;
  •  An extension to the existing public car park to provide 95 spaces in total, provision of perimeter pedestrian and cycle walkway, cycle parking and spaces for larger vehicles/motorhomes;
  • Creation of a community parkland now incorporating a children’s play area;
  • Retention of all but one of the large oak trees on Stirling Road which are covered by a Tree Preservation Order;
  • New pedestrian footpaths to link into the existing network including a zebra crossing next to the public car park;

How to view the plans

You can view all of the application documents on the e-planning portal using reference 2018/0139/DET.

What happens now

Due to its scale, this planning application is classed as a ‘major development’. Major developments follow a different planning process to smaller planning applications. You can find a step-by-step overview of this process in our ‘Major developments explained’ blog. This application is currently at Step 3 in the process.

Having your say

You are welcome to make a comment on the application, either for or against the proposals. The statutory deadline for making comments was 27th December 2018.

However, the consultation period will remain open, and public comments can continue to be submitted until the Planning Officer makes a recommendation on the proposal.

If you want your views to be taken into consideration during the decision-making process, it is important to make comments to us directly. There are three ways to make comments:

  • Comment via our e-planning portal using the ‘Submit Comments’ tab and using reference 2018/0139/DET
  • Email us on or
  • Write a letter and send it to our National Park Headquarters. Please include an e-mail address if you have one. Unless we hear from you to the contrary, all further communication will be electronic as this will help us to reduce our environmental impact.

Further advice on how to comment on a planning application is contained within our “How do I view and comment on applications” blog.

Once your comments have been viewed by the Planning Officer they will then be published on our e-planning portal. Your comments will be published, along with your name, and will be available for inspection and to be copied by any interested party.

We anticipate a high level of interest about the application and unfortunately it is unlikely we will be able to respond individually in writing to specific questions during the consultation period but all comments will be taken into account as part of the decision making process.

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